Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift: Benefits of the All-in-One Surgery


Many of the clients we see here at Charlotte Plastic Surgery are unsure of which procedure they need; what they do know, however, is the kind of result they hope to achieve. For example, you may have a burning desire to lose your love handles or to regain your pre-pregnancy body, or simply to add a bit of volume to your breasts.  All you have to tell us is what you hope to achieve; our surgeons can guide you toward the best procedures to attain those results, whether it be liposuction, a tummy tuck, breast lift, etc.

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Sometimes, it might even make sense to have multiple procedures done at the same time. We get this a lot with breast clients; breast augmentation adds volume while a breast lift alters the shape, and sometimes both procedures are required to give the woman her desired physical appearance.

We also often encounter this with what we call the Mommy Makeover—a tummy tuck and breast surgery, both done at the same time. These procedures work well in tandem to restore a woman to her pre-pregnancy figure, offering a firmer mid-section and restoring the breasts to their youthful appearance.

If that’s the aesthetic outcome you’re looking for—if what you ultimately want is just to look and feel the way you did before having kids—then having these two procedures done at once is simple and logical. In fact, combining your tummy tuck and breast lift can yield a number of benefits.

You’ll Spend Less Time Under Anesthesia

One benefit to having your tummy tuck and breast surgery done at the same time is that it means you spend less time under anesthesia.

While they are separate procedures, our surgeons can do them in the same “session”—which means you only have to be prepped for surgery and put under a single time.

And though we go to great lengths to ensure the anesthesia process is as smooth and safe as possible, the reality is that it always comes with some minor risks, and it always takes a little while for you to recover. Minimizing your time under anesthesia, whenever possible, is advisable.

You’ll Spend Less Time in Recovery, Too

Along similar lines, having a single surgery means you have a single recovery period.

Bouncing back from a Mommy Makeover takes a few days, and it may be a matter of weeks before you’re back to 100 percent. The good news is that we have pain management options that can significantly reduce your physical discomfort, but even so, you can anticipate a brief window of limited physical mobility.

In fact, we generally recommend that moms have these surgeries done when their partner can take some time off work to help them, or when their mother or sister can come to lend a hand. All that to say: If you can have one brief recovery instead of multiple ones, that’s obviously preferable.

You Can Avoid Psychological Side Effects

Another reason to have your tummy tuck and breast surgery done simultaneously: It makes it easier to avoid some of the psychological issues that women can face as they have these procedures done.

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Think of it this way: If you have multiple procedures done but choose to space them out, you’ll have an “in between” period where you haven’t yet reached your aesthetic goals. That can sometimes be a little demoralizing, and in fact, some women may deal with some depression and body image negativity.

By combining the procedures, you can achieve the full results you’re seeking in a timelier fashion, and hopefully, sidestep some of those problems.

You Get a Personalized, All-Inclusive Package

Perhaps the single most significant reason to have your tummy tuck and breast lift done at the same time is that you get a personalized, all-in-one package.

What do we mean by this? Simply this: You can sit down with your plastic surgeon and let him know exactly what you hope to achieve in terms of your physical appearance. Then, your surgeon can help you create the best plan for achieving the desired results, even showing you some images and projections to ensure you’re on the same page. 

This is generally a better approach than choosing procedures a la carte, as it allows you to start with a vision, then find the best, safest, and quickest way to achieve it.

You Can Get the Body You Want

Of course, the big picture here is that a tummy tuck and a breast lift, when done simultaneously, can help you get the body you’re after, perhaps undoing some of the effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and motherhood.

That’s why we call them the Mommy Makeover: They represent one of the most effective ways to look and feel like your “old self” again, boosting your confidence in the process.

Learn More About the Mommy Makeover

If you’ve thought about getting a Mommy Makeover, or are curious about the results you can achieve by combining the tummy tuck and breast lift, we invite you to contact us today. The first step is sitting down with one of our surgeons and simply letting them know what you hope to achieve.

We’ll chat with you about some of the options available, show you some images, and also make sure you’re a viable candidate for a safe and effective Mommy Makeover. We care deeply about helping our clients achieve their desired outcome, but we’re even more concerned with keeping our clients safe.

Charlotte Plastic Surgery has a long track record of helping moms get flatter tummies, more youthful breasts, and whatever other cosmetic effects they seek. We are well known throughout the area for our emphasis on individualization as well as patient safety. 

We encourage you to learn more about the benefits of having a tummy tuck and breast lift, along with any additional procedures or injections. The first step is consulting with one of our cosmetic surgeons. Contact us at Charlotte Plastic Surgery today and schedule your Mommy Makeover consultation visit.